In a Dec. 21 government filing in the case of indicted ex-Blagojevich fund-raiser Tony Rezko, "Public Official A" is alleged to have told Stuart Levine -- an indicted former member of two state panels who is pleading guilty to corruption charges -- "You stick with us, and you will do very well for yourself."Stick your blog like a cheap suit to Blagojevich, Rezko, Levine, and Kelly and it seems your sitemeter will do well too.
Some National Democrat is going to ask the Gov to go (Durbin maybe?), because this story will spread and fester all over the country.
Update: Associated Press - January 4, 2008,
Political fundraiser Antoin "Tony" Rezko has pleaded not guilty to six wire and mail fraud counts returned against him in an expanded indictment in federal court.It's gonna be a long three months.
Ali Ata and Abdelhamid Chaib are also charged in the scheme. They pleaded not guilty on Thursday.
U.S. District Judge James Zagel says there'll be a hearing next month, but it could be delayed while Rezko is tried in another case.
Rezko's attorney Joseph Duffy expects the trial to last over three months.
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